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amit patel
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Joined: Dec 02, 2001
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Hi there
Can you help me in finding API reference for JAVA1.2 ?
please don't just tell me go to java.sun.com I can't find there if you don't mind then go one step further and give me the link.
I will be thankful if you give me the download link for it.
(yeah, u r right i m bit idiot )
Thanks
Amit
[This message has been edited by amit patel (edited December 04, 2001).]
Colin Kenworthy
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Joined: Aug 06, 2001
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Again this is a compressed file download that will create all the html or PDF documentation pages for the API in your jdk1.2 folder. http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/download-docs.html
or you can always look at them online at http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/api/index.html
amit patel
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Thanks Colin,
I know that you may be thinking that I am asking too much, but the API ref. I was using was a zip file and and it was like windows help. so if you type math it gives you result.
The one you just told me are API Reference as a set of HTML pages generated with JavaDoc which I don't want (bit picky innit)
sorry, I am not picky but that the API I am more useto. If I am not gonna find that then I have no other option. do i?
anyway, thanks for your help
Amit
Cindy Glass
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Gee when you find it let us know. I always use the one Colin pointed to.
Course you can change the /1.2 to /1.3 or /1.4 to get the newer stuff.


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amit patel
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I will ...
and belive me or not but we was using that at asset international and it is not like the one on java.sun.com
cheers
Amit
Colin Kenworthy
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Amit,
I was used to a different API before I started on Java and to me the Sun API was horrible and slow, but now I am used to it and I can find my way around quite quickly. So do persevere, you will get used to it.
If you want to do searches then click on 'Index' in the API - it lists all methods in all classes. Not exactly like windows help but it is a starting point.
Perhaps some expensive 'professional' IDE provides a windows help file - maybe you should check in the IDE forum.
amit patel
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Colin,
that was very kind of you. I think I will go for the one on java.sun.com and hopefully as you said I will get used to it. afterall entire computer field is based on practice. right?
once again thanks for your help.
cheers
Amit
amit patel
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any new on API reference ???
amit patel
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Originally posted by amit patel:
any news on API reference ???

Cindy Glass
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Colin already gave you the Sun API.
We were sort of waiting for YOU to find that other API, since we haven't seen it.
amit patel
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Give me break man !
I was using that when I was in india and it very far from where I am right now(UK). Nobody here have any idea about what I am talking about but I know what I am.
I will tell you "IF" I will find it.
cheers
-=A=-
matt hooker
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Joined: Jul 26, 2001
Posts: 46
I know what you are talking about - you mean the 'windows help' that was built for the Java API(s) right ? I have seen it myself. I will try to find out where you can get it okay ?


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Colin Kenworthy
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Amit,
Looks like Matt can help you, however it might be worth considering whether this help file will be maintained for versions 1.3 and 1.4 of Java, since it is obviously not a Sun product.
However, you can be sure the Sun API documentation is always upto date and accurate.
matt hooker
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Yes, I would wholeheartedly agree with Colin. The windows help version of the API Reference is easy to use, but you would always be best advised to use the Sun documentation. Still, I'll try and dig out what you're looking for.
kevin schmidt
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
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I think this is what you are looking for:
Java WinHelp Files
I think there is WinHelp for every version of the API.
Kevin
amit patel
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Joined: Dec 02, 2001
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This API is better then that documentation. and I will go for this.
Man I thing without javaranch I am never gonna get things working. Thanks to all of you for your kind help.
We still have the deal that ~ If I will find that API I will inform you all via email ~
but for the movement I got what I want.
Once again thanks to all of you for kind help. without you people it was never possible.
-=A=-
Geoff Griffiths
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Joined: Mar 18, 2001
Posts: 17
you can also try the DocFather utility at http://java.sun.com/docs/searchabledocs.html
this enables you to type in your key words and then it searches the api (or tutorials) and gives you a list of match's. I have found that it has been very useful quite a few times.
amit patel
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Ok, I found the one I was looking for.
In one or two days I will upload it on my site and I will put that link on this page.
Easy... En..
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